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  Monday, February 11, 2019  
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Environmental Law
A federal appellate court has jurisdiction to decide whether the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act authorized a border barrier construction project. The act's Sec. 102 encompasses the erection of entirely new barriers as well as the maintenance, enhancement, and replacement of existing barriers. Sec. 102(b) does not impose limits on the broad grant of authority provided by Sec. 102(a).

In re Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation - filed Feb. 11, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 18-55474
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LACBA Celebrates Over 140 Years of Service to the Los Angeles Legal Community and Recognizes Past and Present Bar Leaders in Honor of Black History Month

  Tanja L. Darrow
Tanja L. Darrow, an experienced trial attorney, specializes in employment litigation with a law practice that includes: Class Action, Complex litigation and single plaintiff matters on the issues of Discrimination, Harassment, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair employment practices, and Wage and Hour issues.  She has been principally responsible for the defense of numerous class actions and single plaintiff matters and recent successes include complete defense verdicts for educational institutions, airlines and major retailers.  She was responsible for successfully resolving the landmark Iskanian case involving class action waivers, as well as securing a defense judgment following a PAGA trial for a major healthcare provider.

Tanja has significant experience providing training on diversity and discrimination issues, counseling employers on sexual and racial discrimination and harassment issues and regularly participating as a panelist in employment seminars. Tanja has been an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and frequently speaks and writes on a variety of employment law topics, including: Sexual harassment, Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Negligent hiring, Supervision and training, Personnel policies, Employee handbooks, Wage and Hour law, and Employment law updates.

Tanja is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson and serves on its Diversity Council and has received commendations on her pro bono and community service work from former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.  She has also been named a Top Labor and Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal in 2017 and 2018.
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